May 4, 2020Tyler ErzbergerESPN Esports CloseStaff writer for ESPN. com
Covered esports since 2011
Worked with biggest teams across titles like League of Legends and StarCraft IIFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThough VALORANT is still in its closed beta phase in preparation for a summer official release, esports organizations are already lining up to become the game's first true dynasty. A week after the game's announcement in March, three-time League of Legends world champions T1 became the first organization to sign a player, picking up former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro Braxton "Braxton" Pierce to headline their upcoming VALORANT squad. ESPN Daily newsletter Sign up now!Soon after, the market began to pick up even more steam with whispers of reigning Overwatch League MVP Jay "sinatraa" Won possibly looking to switch games. As teams around the world started to create their lineups before major tournaments were announced, North American organization Sentinels, home of Fortnite World Cup champion Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf, signed the Overwatch MVP. While Gen.
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